It is an NMA tradition to Leave a Positive Footprint wherever we gather, by making a contribution to a local charity. At every CLT (Chapter Leadership Training) and NMA Annual Conference, our Community & Communications Committee (C&C) selects a local charity for NMA to sponsor. We then ask our attendees (as chapters, and as individuals) to consider making a small, financial donation to that charity. However, these “small donations” can add up quickly and make a BIG difference. At our 2016 last year’s Annual Conference (the 2017 had to be cancelled), we were able to raise $5,000 to support “We Heart Veterans.” This year, we will be sponsoring “The Children’s Shelter.”
“The Children’s Shelter” is a private, nationally accredited nonprofit corporation. Since 1901, we have provided a safe haven for child survivors of abuse, neglect, and abandonment in San Antonio and Bexar County. Today, The Children’s Shelter is a trauma-informed care certified organization that provides a continuum of care through our family of services. We provide emergency shelter and therapeutic residential treatment for children in crisis and helps children find permanent homes through treatment foster care. Our Family Strengthening programs teach nurturing parenting skills to vulnerable families and help families overcome crises. Finally, our mental health clinic provides trauma-sensitive therapeutic interventions for children impacted by maltreatment.
For more information, follow this link “The Children’s Shelter” to visit their website. You can read their story and see a list of things they need for the children.
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